2017 NCAA Division III Men – Day 3 Finals Live Recap

Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Men’s 200-yard Butterfly – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 1:44.93 3/20/2015 Alex Anderson, Mary Washington
  1. Brandon Lum, SO Wash U 1:44.56
  2. Bouke Edskes, FR MIT 1:45.69
  3. Carlos Colmenares, FR NYU 1:47.13
  4. Christian Baker, SR Emory 1:47.65
  5. Jonathon Zimdars, SO Kenyon 1:47.84
  6. Ian Rainey, JR NYU 1:47.92
  7. Mitchell Riek, SO CMU 1:48.92
  8. Samuel Spurrell, JR Amherst 1:49.74

Wash U sophomore Brandon Lum barreled through the first 100 yards, getting out to a body-length lead over the field by the halfway point. He extended his lead over the third 50, and just when it looked like MIT freshman Bouke Edskes might run him down, Lum got to the wall and stopped the clock at 1:44.56 for a new NCAA Division III record by .37. A year ago, he finished 14th in this event with 1:50.53.

Edskes finished next with 1:45.69, then came NYU freshman Carlos Colmenares, who was first of a pack of four; he touched third with 1:47.13.

Men’s 100-yard Backstroke – Final

  • NCAA DIII Record: 46.93 3/16/2017 Ben Lin, Williams
  1. Benjamin Lin, SR Willliams 46.62
  2. Matthew Williams, CMS 47.90
  3. Sage Ono, FR Emory 47.93
  4. Chad Moody, JR NYU 48.22
  5. Timothy Kostolansky, JR Williams 48.91
  6. Kingsley Bowen, SO Tufts 48.99
  7. John Bauer, SO WPI 49.02
  8. Emile Kuyl, SO Johns Hopkins 49.64

From the start to his first turn, Benjamin Lin dominated the championship final. By the breakout after the first 50 he already had a body length on the field. Lin came home in a quick 24.45 to erase his newly-established Division III record by .31 with 46.62. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior Matt Williams, who beat Lin last year in this event, finished second from lane 1 with 47.90. Third was Emory freshman Sage Ono in 47.98.

Lin has now won two national titles in this meet; he was the 100 fly champion on Thursday evening.

Men’s 100-yard Breaststroke – Final

  1. Andrew Wilson, SR Emory 50.94
  2. Michael Lagieski, SR Wash U. MO 53.86
  3. Evan Holder, SR Johns Hopkins 54.04
  4. Kou, Timothy JR NYU 54.29
  5. Reona Yamaguchi, FR Chicago 54.66
  6. Chasse Sodemann, SO Coast Guard 54.75
  7. Tanner Sonnek, SO Gustavus 54.81
  8. Samuel McManus, JR DePauw 54.94

For the third consecutive event, the crowd in Shenandoah, Texas watched the fastest Division III performance in history. This time it was Emory senior Andrew Wilson, who had lowered his own mark in prelims to 51.02, who set the new standard. Wilson, who swims alone because, frankly, no one is within a body length of him after the first wall, crashed through the 51-second barrier to win in 50.94, taking another .08 off the Division III record.

Wash U senior Michael Lagieski went 53.86 to finish second, while Johns Hopkins senior Evan Holder was third with 54.04.

Men’s 800-yard Freestyle Relay – Fastest Heat

  • NCAA DIII Record: 6:29.27 3/22/2013, Johns Hopkins (Lordi, Kimball, Coggin, Schmidt)
  1. Denison 6:30.72
  2. Johns Hopkins 6:32.56
  3. Kenyon 6:33.64
  4. Emory 6:36.49
  5. The College of New Jersey 6:38.84
  6. MIT 6:39.24
  7. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 6:40.17
  8. TIE Tufts 6:40.19 / Williams 6:40.19

Kenyon’s Arthur Conover and Evan Holder of Johns Hopkins led the field for the first leg, with Denison in the lane between them. The three occupied the middle lanes, and swam nearly evenly through to the 400. Hopkins’ third leg, Davis Knox, put the Blue Jays up by about a body length over the first 150 of his leg, but Denison’s Hohm closed the gap and the Big Red anchor, Bradley Stevenson, took off just in front of Hopkins’ Michael Wohl. Kenyon tried to catch the leaders and keep Emory at bay. Denison finished 2 body lengths up on the field with 6:30.72. Hopkins was 2nd in 6:32.56, Kenyon was third with 6:33.64.

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Not Betty
6 years ago

Brandon Lum, from a small pocket of quality out in So Cal. Beautiful swim.

6 years ago

Mitchell Riek is from CMU, not CMS

6 years ago

200 fly: Soph, Frosh, Frosh. Wow.

6 years ago

Wow! Brandon Lum…. never saw that coming. Monster swim for him and Edskes.

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